Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

A Film, Film Reviews and TV podcast
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I love what Russophiles Unite! does. It's incredibly important to cover the films they're spotlighting and I'm so glad they exist!
Right up my inexplicably Slavophilic alley. Informative without being stodgy, and often quite fun. My only qualm is with the somewhat jarring intro music, but that seems to be a feature of most podcasts, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks very much!
The podcast is really not so much a film review or cinema studies programme, as it is an ongoing discourse about Russian and Soviet history, culture, and contemporary issues. It uses the movie being reviewed in each episode more as point of departure for interesting and informed discussions on these said topics. The quality of the episodes actually depends less on the selected movie on hand-- some of which the host readily admits to be lacking in terms of artistic merit (do not expect endless Tarkovsky, mercifully)-- than on the specific guests. Fortunately for the audience, as a contingency measure when the availability of guests become difficult, the host often commandeers his wife as guest ‘under duress,’ who proves to be an engaging conversationalist and analyst who really adds to the appeal of the podcast.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, Daniel! What a lovely review! So pleased to hear that you're enjoying the podcast. Will pass your comments on to Carrie as well.
I love a podcast that alerts me to a whole new filmic horizon. Ally’s a complete pro and the exceptional variety of his guests and subjects mean I always have a number of Russophile offerings to track down after each pod. Enthusiastic and educational in the very best sense.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you, Steve! That's very kind of you. Looking forward to hearing which of your new Russian film discoveries are your favourites!
If you love Russian and Soviet cinema, look no further. A truly thoughtful, informative and fun deep dive into a world worthy a diving deeply into.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you, Dan! So glad to hear that you're enjoying the show.
Super informative!
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, Redmond! Love your article on Soviet comedies, btw.
I think is great, not only because of the films they analized but also because of the interesting facts about Soviet Union and all.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, Redbunny! Delighted to hear you're enjoying the podcast.
This is a brilliant podcast on Russian films with very interesting guests from Russia and elsewhere. If you're into international or Russian cinema and informative and engaging shows, this is the one for you.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you so much, Karri! (By the way, folks, Karri's show, The Flick Lab, is also excellent, and you should definitely, definitely check it out!)
A lot of fun! The podcast really brings one into the beauty of Russian culture. One need not be afraid to jump into this topic. The hosts enthusiasm helps to carry the listener through which is great. Overall, solid recommend.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you so much for the review! A big part of my motivation for doing the podcast is to make Russian culture a more accessible and less daunting for non-Russian speakers, so your feedback is very e…
Shared love multiplies itself. With "Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast" you'll definitely multiply your passion for the russian cinema.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you very much for sharing your enjoyment of the show, LuSky!
From someone who’s only knowledge of films + Russia = David Lean’s, Dr Zhivago I am really enjoying learning about this cinematic genre, thanks to Russophile’s podcast. Ally and Carrie with their engaging little incidentals have A* knowledge and along with their contributors have fact based stuff and interesting opinions about the films they review. Great podcast! I’m a fan already пока (Yes I looked that up ?)☺️
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you very much, Tracy! We're always happy to help people grow their to-watch lists!
So glad I found this podcast by Ally Pitts. I used to think I was alone in loving Russian & Soviet cinema; now I can listen to like-minded people discussing some of my favourite films. Brilliant!
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, Sheila! So pleased you're enjoying the show!
I've been listening to this wonderful podcast for about a year. And I'm so happy it exists! I love the topic of discussing Russian/Soviet/Russia-related movies. On top of that, Ally is a top notch host! Every episode, Ally brings on a guest and together they watch and discuss a movie. I've really enjoyed listening into episodes on films I have and haven't watched alike. The podcast covers a wide variety of movies, from auteur and art house films to major blockbusters, and from silent Soviet classics to recent Russian releases. One of my favorite episodes has been Welcome, Or No Trespassing - the lively discussion between Ally and guest, Tanya, was super fun and interesting!
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you, Richard! So pleased you're enjoying it! Had a lot of fun recording that episode with Tanya, and it's such a great little film. Hard to believe it was made by the same guy who brought the w…
What I like about this podcast is that you get film reviews, but you also get an interview of the special guest, who usually has a connection of their own to Russia. This, and the variety of the guests, means you get some interesting insights into the films, life in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks very much, Sol! Delighted you're enjoying it, and yep, it's been an absolute joy to have so many fantastic people on the show. (My listeners are pretty great too!).
Very enjoyable podcasts (listened to three so far). As a fellow Russophile it is a joy to hear someone with so much enthusiasm for the films (and wider culture) under discussion.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, James! Delighted that you're enjoying the show so far! Would love to know which episodes you've listened to and which you're planning to get to next.
An excellent and uniquely themed podcast with a well-spoken host and interesting guests. I always look forward to a new episode.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks very much, Mikeyman! At the time I'm writing this (early April 2020), we're just taking a bit of an extended break between seasons. So, no new episodes for a while, but in the meantime, check …
As an English speaker and film fan living in Russia, this podcast is an outsider's way into Russian cinema, picking out what's worth watching and helping you understand it. With Ally's understated but informed presentation, and a procession of guests from various backgrounds, ranging from enthusiastic dilettantes to hardcore cinephiles and experts in esoteria, this is definitely worth a listen for anyone with in Russia, cinema or both.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you very much, Edward!
As a guest, this was one of the best experiences I've had podcasting yet--it was great fun recording and I always felt listened to and respected by (the much more knowledgable about Russian film than myself!) Alistair. And as a listener, I can tell that doesn't apply to just my experience. Alistair has picked such a wide array of films to cover that you really can learn quite a bit about Russian cinema and, as a result, culture, and his pairings of guest to content are outstanding and really enhance the episodes. Highly recommend giving it a shot, whether or not you've seen the films covered!
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThank you, Tracy! So glad you enjoyed our chat; you were a fantastic guest! (Seriously, folks, look up Tracy's creator profile on here so you can listen to the other shows she's been on!).
Fearlessly delves into the world of Russian and Russian-affiliated cinema. One of the best film podcasts out there!
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, Martin! Sometimes I wonder where the line between fearlessness and foolhardiness really is, but I'm really grateful for your support of the show on here and elsewhere, it means a lot!
Always interesting, often entertaining. Worth a listen if you're at all interested in films and/or Russian culture.
Russophiles Unite! Movie PodcastThanks, Lyn!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Ally Pitts
Podcast Status
Nov 23rd, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 12th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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